Albuquerque Whole Foods Workers Were Suspended for Speaking Spanish

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An employee of a Whole Foods store in Albuquerque tells the Associated Press that he and another employee were suspended for a day after complaining to a manager who had censured them for conversing in Spanish on the job. Bryan Baldizan says that he and a female employee were told that "Spanish was not allowed during work hours." Meanwhile, a Whole Foods representative explains that the company has a policy of "having a uniform form of communication" among its employees because of the role it has in contributing to a safe working environment, which really explains nothing at all. [AP]